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Cougar Line

London Quay, Picton 7220, New Zealand
+64 3-573 7925
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Fair for a great treck

Love this service. They were super friendly and very informative. Let us keep our car in their lot... read more

Reviewed 18 July 2017
Jessie N
Excellent service

The Cougar Line was a great boat service on my trip to Picton. They were reliable and experienced... read more

Reviewed 12 July 2017
Joan G
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Cougar Line offers scheduled daily tours from Picton to the Queen Charlotte Sound and the Queen Charlotte Track. We are the leading water transportation company in the Marlborough Sounds and operate 364 days. 3hr Sounds Delivery Cruises, Eco cruises, Cruise and Walk day trips, Cruise and lunch. These are must do activities for visitors of all ages wishing to explore the beautiful Marlborough region.Free daily luggage transfers for all Queen Charlotte Track walkers and bikers.
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  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
London Quay, Picton 7220, New Zealand
+64 3-573 7925

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Reviewed 18 July 2017

Love this service. They were super friendly and very informative. Let us keep our car in their lot during the trip. It was the off season and they had the room. Great captain. He was very friendly and even showed us some Dolphins. Love this...More

Thank Jessie N
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

The Cougar Line was a great boat service on my trip to Picton. They were reliable and experienced. They seemed to really want to make sure that I had an awesome experience,not only whilst I was on the boat, but during my entire trip.

Thank Joan G
Reviewed 27 June 2017

I did the Queen Charlotte Track by bike and everything worked really well. Customer service was nice, ferry was good and fast and even the price was ok compared to service I received. They took me to one spot and my bags to another to...More

Thank miikkabe
Reviewed 28 May 2017

Great way to get around the Sounds....found the pod of dolphins on the way back. Drivers are friendly and tell where they are all the time..Highly recommend them

Thank Neilxrbx
Reviewed 4 May 2017

We took the 5 hour Queen Charlotte track walk trip. The staff are really helpful and the boat trip itself was excellent. The return boat was 1/2 hour late but it did not bother us as the weather was beautiful and we were in such...More

Thank Gadabouts95
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

We hopped on the Cougar Line for our trip around the Sounds, really knowledgable and friendly crew, good onboard service and really helpful pointing out places of interest along the trip.

Thank unicyclistjoe
Reviewed 20 April 2017

We took the water taxi to the start of the track. It was a beautiful ride. OUr luggage transfers went smoothly. The folks were very accomodating. no complaints at all

Thank SusanWellington
Reviewed 17 April 2017

I took my parents on a Sounds tour on Cougar Line as a special treat and couldn't be happier with the outing. Well appointed boat, Dad enjoyed chatting to the captain (Fred) and spotting the various seabirds. The young man (Nick) gave kind attention to...More

Thank SaraNz
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Wow! What an amazing experience. We booked ourselves into the 3 hour Sounds Delivery Cruise from Picton as a means of viewing as much of the beautiful Picton scenery, as possible. We were certainly not disappointed. After we arrived in Picton on Celebrity Solstice, we...More

1  Thank Tania291
Reviewed 14 April 2017

I did a tour which took us through the sounds to a bay called Mistletoe bay where we then did a short walk/hike through the Queen Charlotte bush. It was stunning. The boat was large and felt safe and well equipped. Plus it had great...More

Thank nzTrina
Jill_Picton, Owner at Cougar Line, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2017

Thanks for your review. Our pleasure to show cruise ship visitors our unique part of the world.

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12 February 2017|
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Response from Jill_Picton | Property representative |
Hi, Its not a difficult or steep walk. However it is true it can be quite slippery after rain. There are exposed tree roots and rocks on the bush trail which need to be watched out for. It takes about an hour to an hour and... More
22 June 2015|
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Response from Jill_Picton | Property representative |
Hi there Tim, The ferry that leaves Wellington at 1.30pm will have you into Picton at 5.00pm which will give you time to catch our 6.00pm departure. We ask that if the ferry is going to be late for some reason then talk... More
25 January 2015|
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Response from Margaret G | Reviewed this property |
Hi Alvin Taxi would be the best way to get to their terminal and the cost would be minimal for a cab. Cougarline office is right on the water and the view from their office is beautiful and right near the main shopping... More